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    13 Format commands control the structure and appearance of the collection.  They 
    14 affect such things as where buttons appear when a document is shown, and what 
     13The web pages you see when using Greenstone are not pre-stored but are generated 'on the fly' as they are needed. Format commands are used to change the appearance of these generated pages. They affect such things as where buttons appear when a document is shown, and what 
    1514links are displayed by the DateList classifier.  Format commands are not easy 
    1615to develop, and you should read Chapter 2 of the Greenstone Developer's Guide. 
    1716This section discusses the format settings, and how the Librarian Interface 
    1817gives access to them.  Under "Design Sections", click "Format Features". 
    19       <p></p> 
    20 <table bgcolor="#B0D0B0" width="480" cellpadding="2" border="2" align="center"> 
    21 <tr> 
    22 <td align="center"><font size="4" face="Verdana"><strong> 
    23               Contents 
    24             </strong></font></td> 
    25 </tr> 
    26 <tr> 
    27 <td> 
    28 <table width="100%" cellpadding="2" border="0" bgcolor="#FFFFFF"> 
    29          
    30 <tr> 
    31 <td colspan="3"><a href="#simple">Simple Instructions:</a></td> 
    32 </tr> 
    33            
    34 <tr> 
    35 <td colspan="1"> </td><td colspan="2"> 
    36             Formatting 
    37           </td> 
    38 </tr> 
    39            
    40 <tr> 
    41 <td colspan="1"> </td><td colspan="2"> 
    42             Add format command 
    43           </td> 
    44 </tr> 
    45            
    46 <tr> 
    47 <td colspan="1"> </td><td colspan="2"> 
    48             Remove format command 
    49           </td> 
    50 </tr> 
    51            
    52 <tr> 
    53 <td colspan="1"> </td><td colspan="2"> 
    54             Update format command 
    55           </td> 
    56 </tr> 
    57          
    58          
    59 <tr> 
    60 <td colspan="3"><a href="#advanced">Advanced Instructions:</a></td> 
    61 </tr> 
    62            
    63 <tr> 
    64 <td colspan="1"> </td><td colspan="2"> 
    65             Extended formatting options 
    66           </td> 
    67 </tr> 
    68          
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    70 </table> 
    71 </td> 
    72 </tr> 
    73 </table> 
    74 <p></p> 
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    76 <p></p> 
    77 <img width="20" src="../gatherer_small.gif" height="20"><a name="simple"> Simple Instructions:</a> 
    78 <p style="text-align:justify"></p> 
    7920You can apply a format command to anything in the "Choose Feature" pull-down 
    8021list, which includes each classifier and a predefined list of features.  When 
     
    10445For more information about variables and the feature components, read Chapter 2 
    10546of the Greenstone Developer's Guide. 
    106       <p></p> 
    107 <img width="20" src="../gatherer_small.gif" height="20"><a name="advanced"> Advanced Instructions:</a> 
    108 <p style="text-align:justify"></p> 
     47<p></p> 
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    10949If the "Allow Extended Options" checkbox is ticked, some advanced formatting options are enabled. The list of features that can be formatted is changed slightly, and more variables are available to be used in the format command, providing greater control over the page layout. 
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